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Brooke County man admits to failure to register charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Christopher J. Schragl, of Follansbee, West Virginia, has admitted to failing to update his sex offender registry, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Schragl, 46, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Failure to Register.” Schragl, a person required as a sex offender, failed to update his registration from May to December to 2021 in the Northern District of West Virginia.

Schragl faces up to up to 10 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Danae DeMasi-Lemon is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The United States Marshals Service, West Virginia State Police, Texas Rangers, and the Nevada State Police investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge James P. Mazzone presided.

Updated June 30, 2022

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